Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

A Floating Opera

Book - 1994
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This acclaimed collection of interwoven tales marks John Barth's first return to the short story form in nearly thirty years -- and resoundingly reaffirms his status as "the reigning master of postmodernist fiction" (Kirkus Reviews). A middle-aged couple, vacationing at their "last resort", swap a series of twelve bedtime stories. Counting down toward a revelatory finale, these elegant tales -- which touch on the idea of love and the love of ideas, quantum physics and physical pleasures, running jokes and running out of time -- offer a playful, provocative, and emotionally resonant excursion through life and art.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316082624
Branch Call Number: FIC BARTH, JOHN
Characteristics: 398 p. ; 25 cm.


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